Summer 2020

Early Registration Ends February 15th

Full Day Registration: $1,350 $1200
Early Bird Offer Ends February 15th

Includes 3 weeks of triple threat classes and guest workshops as well as rehearsals and 6 performances! Secure your spot in these sought after classes and workshops only available at The Spark.

Half Day Registration: $950 $890
Early Bird Offer Ends February 15th

Rehearse and perform with professionals. No classes or guest workshops included. Select classes and workshops may be added as an extra cost at the start of rehearsals. Space is limited and class availability is not guaranteed.

Register Now for Spelling Bee

Triple Threat Classes and Workshops*:
Monday- Friday 10:00-12:35​
Monday- Friday 1:30-6:00
Tech Week**:
Monday - Friday 10:00-6:00

*Classes and workshops are only included with the Full Day Registration
**Both Full day and Half Day Students must be available for the 10:00-6:00 time period during Tech Week.

Rehearsals begin June 1st

Show Dates:
Friday, June 26th
Saturday, June 27th
Thursday, July 2nd
Friday, July 3rd
Saturday, July 4th (Closing night party w/ fireworks)

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Why The Spark?

Aside from our incredible team of teachers, designers, directors, and staff (and our guest Broadway actors of course); The Spark is a place where students can find the confidence to lead and take initiative in their own lives. We believe in empowering students and the community through performance. The skills students gain in our programming translates to heightened leadership abilities, stronger sense of self, and a passion for creating and pursuing value in their communities. We set students up for success beyond our stage. The Spark is where creatively inclined students come to find a home; and the stepping stone to their next great adventure.